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Old 09-17-2007, 01:06 PM   #21
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Borrrring.

Then again, people have told me the only album I have is indeed their worst (Minas Morgul)

You haven't heard music until you've heard Land Of The Dead.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:16 PM   #22
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You haven't heard music until you've heard Land Of The Dead.


I beg to differ.
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:00 PM   #23
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Borrrring.

Then again, people have told me the only album I have is indeed their worst (Minas Morgul)


It's probably their least interesting release, but by no means does that mean it's bad. Oath Bound is my favorite surprisingly.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:38 PM   #24
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Minas Morgul is absolutely amazing.. if their other stuff is even better, then I HAVE to get some more Summoning albums.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:01 PM   #25
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:52 AM   #26
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:03 AM   #27
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this band is so amazing
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:21 AM   #28
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On my computer I have Oath bound, Stronghold, and The nightside forest ep, good stuff.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:25 PM   #29
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:35 PM   #30
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I knew there was a Summoning thread on here some where!

They are my favorite band! Well, besides Kreator of course :P

How would you rank the Summoning albums?

1. Stronghold
2. Oath Bound
3. Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
4. Minas Morgul
5. Dol Guldur
6. Lugburz
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:37 PM   #31
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Stronghold is near the top. I don't like to rank **** though. I like different albums for different reasons.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:00 PM   #32
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:59 PM   #33
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Yes, that it does. I am a LOTR fanatic, and when I heard about this band, I just had to hear it. This, this music just transports me right to Middle Earth, and I must say it is Hella better than real life
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:41 AM   #34
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Really cool. I have Oath Bound and it sounds like the reverb is set to 11 (HA), with chorus on the distorted guitars. Its definitely an interesting sound. Is that how it is on all of their albums? And if I'm getting another one of their albums would Stronghold be the best one?
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:34 AM   #35
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I knew there was a Summoning thread on here some where!

They are my favorite band! Well, besides Kreator of course :P

How would you rank the Summoning albums?

1. Stronghold
2. Oath Bound
3. Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
4. Minas Morgul
5. Dol Guldur
6. Lugburz


Minas Morgul and Dol Guldur are probably the best. The sound - particularly of the orchestration - is more primitive, but the actual composition is much better. The later material has a lot of cheesy heavy metal rock riffs set off by orchestration that just shadows the guitar lines in open harmony, without any sort of contrapuntal or melodic embellishment: Stronghold, in particular, is basically video game music in all but name. The earlier material is more complex, more musically sophisticated and a lot more intelligently constructed.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:18 PM   #36
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Minas Morgul and Dol Guldur are probably the best. The sound - particularly of the orchestration - is more primitive, but the actual composition is much better. The later material has a lot of cheesy heavy metal rock riffs set off by orchestration that just shadows the guitar lines in open harmony, without any sort of contrapuntal or melodic embellishment: Stronghold, in particular, is basically video game music in all but name. The earlier material is more complex, more musically sophisticated and a lot more intelligently constructed.



I'm going to have to disagree on this. The songs on those albums just seem to kind of be dragged out, just being long for the sake of being long. I don't get that problem on any of the last three releases, however.

For the band Summoning, they don't have a "best." Every person has a different perspective on the albums, much more so than any other band.
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:30 PM   #37
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The song lengths are pretty consistent across their discography though, but there's just a lot more going on in the Minas Morgul/Dol Guldur/Nightshade Forests-era stuff.

And, again, I just can't get over the budget riffs and the ham-handed synth doubling of Stronghold. It just feels like such a pander, like they know that a lot of people didn't have the attention span to follow the earlier material, so they kept the basic aesthetic but streamlined it into rock/videogame music to move units. It clearly didn't work out, if that was the intent to begin with, and Oath Bound was definitely a move back in the right direction, even if it still had way too many foreshortened riffs that lack the majesty the music demands.

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Old 12-24-2008, 03:25 PM   #38
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Oath Bound is their best, me thinks
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:37 PM   #39
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I'm more averse to 'Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame' personally.

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